Tonight I visited the Flyby BBQ restaurant where I found some delicious macaroni and cheese. I am in Beavercreek, Ohio, a suburb of Dayton, for a month-long business trip. Since I must eat my meals out I decided to see if I could find a good BBQ restaurant.
My hotel is adjacent to the Fairfield Commons Mall so I quickly stumbled across Flyby BBQ which is located just outside the mall. I know, I know, dining at a mall, what was I thinking? Eating barbecue at the mall? Well I've just dug my hole a little deeper (with a short handled shovel).
I believe quality is where you find it so I decided to give Flyby BBQ a try. The restaurant was clean, well lit, and full of young chipper employees, but few customers (at dinnertime). My Spidey senses begin tingling as if they weren't already.
The overhead menu board indicated the brisket was cooked for 15 hours but I did not see evidence of a smoker on the premises so I asked if they had one. I was told yes, it was behind the restaurant. They offered to show it to me possibly detecting the doubt in my eyes.
I ordered the brisket, of course. I made sure to confirm the meat would not be slathered in BBQ sauce. I also ordered the “Smokehouse Brisket Baked Beans" and the "Wisconsin 3-cheese Macaroni”, the latter in lieu of my usual order of slaw. (This decision would turn out to be a good one.)
I did not order the “Yankee Cornbread”, whatever that is, nor did I "Make it Yours" by adding odd embellishments such as corn salsa, shredded carrots, or cherry tomatoes.
My food arrived appealingly-arranged on a metal tray with a parchment paper lining. So far, so good. Now for the fork test. I lifted the top bun off the sandwich so I could get a look at the meat. Danger! There was no smoke ring. The brisket looked like a Sunday pot roast. In fact it tasted like a very good Sunday pot roast. While tasty this is not what I was looking for or what I expected when I ordered BBQ brisket. Furthermore I I had to retrieve a knife so I could cut the meat. Yikes!
The baked beans were good but the macaroni and cheese was delicious. It was cheesy and it had just enough crust to make it substantial and hearty. My recommendation? Order the macaroni and cheese with your pot roast.
While I was eating my dinner the owner visited me at my table and asked how my meal was. I told her the macaroni and cheese was delicious.